The information below should not be interpreted as an extension of the rules. The official rules in the current Rules Manual take precedence. You can find free online copies of the current rules for download in the Science Olympiad Store. This event is generously supported by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Educators - find out how to become a Science Ambassador.
- Disease Detectives CD
- Biology & Earth Science CD (containing DD info)
- Science Olympiad Digital Test Packets (PDF Downloads)
- CDC Science Olympiad page
- 2020 Power Point - Verified Resource! New!
- 2020 Internet Resources - Verified Resource! New!
- Event Supervisor Tips - SO Website Section - A Must-Read before running the event!
- Food-Borne Illness Chart from the FDA
Training Handouts & Notes
- Disease Detectives Training Overview Handout
- Disease Detectives Glossary
- Disease Detectives Background & Surveillance Notes
- Disease Detectives Outbreak Investigation Notes
- Disease Detectives Patterns, Control, and Prevention Notes
Problem Solving Tips and Practice Problems
- Tips on Calculating Risk & Odds Ratios
- Disease Detectives Sample Tournament & Answers
- Sample Disease Detectives Case Study
- Sample Disease Detective Test & Key - Division B
Links from the CDC
- CDC Principles of Public Health Online Textbook
- World Health Organization 2nd Edition Online Textbook - Basic Epidemiology
- CDC Solve the Outbreak (iPad only) App - FREE!
- CDC Website on Environmental Health
- Disease Detectives Event Info
- Teacher Resource Center
- Morbidity and Mortality Weekly
- NCEH Kids Page - Virus Encounters
- Science Ambassador Program - Lesson Plans and more
General Disease Detectives Links
- Principles of Epidemiology (CDC Online introduction to epidemiology textbook)
- Epiville (Outbreak Simulation Columbia University)
- Montclair State University - Middle School Epidemiology Curriculum
- John Snow - UCLA site
- University of Pittsburgh Epidemiology Super course Website
- Population Growth Concerns
- Ecology of Increasing Disease
- Outbreak at Watershed (Online Game)
- Science Mystery (Online Game)